Monday, February 08, 2016

***** Attention Hiker Chicks! *****

Hiker Chicks Unite!! Ladies, come and join us for dinner on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Crème de Chantilly (formerly Jane's Tea Garden) at 5 pm. Please call Astrid at 578-2095 on or before Tuesday, February 16 if you would like to attend. Bon Appétit! 

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Mississagi Park, February 6th, 2016

commentary by Astrid photos by Astrid and Nickie
The park never disappoints, and today was no exception.  Definitely a winter favourite, 21 snowshoers packed the trail from the gate to the theatre today.  It doesn't matter how many times we've snowshoed there, it's always a winter wonderland, although we all agreed that the last &**()(!@ hill needs to go!! PHOTOS

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Cabin Lake, February 4th, 2016

Commentary and photos by Astrid
Today's hike to Cabin Lake had to have been one of the most picturesque of the season!  Perfect snowshoeing conditions; not too cold, no wind, fresh snow and beautiful sunshine made it a most enjoyable outing for the eight hikers that joined Emily as we broke trail and enjoyed lunch at the trapper's cabin. PHOTOS

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

*****Saturday, February 6th, Easy Hike*****

Marty and Astrid will lead an Easy Hike on Saturday, February 6, 2016 in Mississagi PP. This will be a longer than usual outing due to travel time. Meeting time and place as per usual. Passengers, please note that your driver may appreciate a contribution for gas. See you Saturday!

Larry's Trail, February 2nd, 2016

Commentary and photos by Nickie
Twenty-five hikers headed down Dunlop Shores Road this morning to hike Larry's Trail.  Mother Nature offered us a real treat.  The snow covered trees were quite a sight to behold.  There were a few signs of animal activity as well: otter slide, hare tracks among others.  Even a little squirrel graced us with his presence.  Once again we were reminded how lucky we are to live in Elliot Lake. PHOTOS

Sherriff Lake, February 1st, 2016

Commentary and photos by Astrid
A great turnout this morning for June and Ron's hike to Sherriff Lake.  We enjoyed a leisurely lunch by the lake while chatting with friends old and new.  The snow was a bit sticky for some causing snow buildup on the bottom of the snowshoes, so hopefully tomorrow's lower temperatures will
make that a bit easier. PHOTOS

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Golf Course, January 30th, 2016

Commentary and photos  by Astrid T.
It was good snowshoeing behind the golf course today for seventeen hikers. We all worked up quite a sweat as we followed a trail that Ron & June put down yesterday. Overcast skies and temperatures just below zero had us shedding plenty of layers as we went! PHOTOS

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

May Lake Loop, January 26th, 2016

Commentary by Gayle   Photos by Gayle, Astrid and Nickie
Twenty-five snowshoe enthusiasts packed down a path of freshly fallen snow on the May Lake Loop Trail. Comfortable temperatures, lovely view and great people made the outing perfect. PHOTOS

Monday, January 25, 2016

Horne Island, January 25th, 2016

commentary by Donna C. and photos by Nickie J.
It was a very mild and light drizzly day for Donna to lead 18 hikers on snowshoes to Horne Island.  A can of Pam cooking spray that was used under our snowshoes, might have helped to make the snow less sticky.  It was great to see a good mix of hikers out as we have so many newer people. It was also a good chance to mingle  over coffee after the hike.  A group photo was  taken in front of a tree with carved names in it. PHOTOS
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Strouth Lake, January 23rd, 2016

commentary and photos by Astrid T
Two dozen people joined Jim and Sue on a hike to Strouth Lake today.  Beautiful blue skies and plenty of sunshine kept us warm as we made our way to the lunch spot by the now frozen lake.  It was a great way to introduce five new hikers to the beauty of winter in Elliot Lake. PHOTOS